Ghost Face Killah - Twisted Pine Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -1.6%
Chilled bottle into a glass. Opened by alfrantzell, sent by ShogoKawada. Thanks dudes.
A: Pours a clear straw body.
S: Very spicy nose. I am not a chili connoisseur, so I can't pick out which varieties I'm smelling. But it's spicy.
T: To borrow a largadism, this is the chiliest beer I've ever had that wasn't an alfrantzell production. It's incredibly spicy, delivering waves and waves of heat and burn, but in a pleasant way (I like spice). The drawback is that it has no malt, no hop, nothing beer-like. It's firewater.
M: One-dimensional in flavor, but the mouthfeel is pleasant; it leaves a nice, coating burn that promises the Ring of Fire the next day. Good stuff.
O: A very good gimmick beverage. This really doesn't taste like beer, though. I'm glad I tried it, but i wouldn't have it again or recommend it to others unless they're interested in the gimmick itself.
07-04-2011 02:47:29 | More by Arbitrator
2.15/5 rDev -29.5%
Pours golden with very quickly. Smells like a great hot sauce, but not a beer. Very crisp refreshing brew behind the pepper. Crazy hot pepper here and it is just too much. Good grief. I think it is worth trying as a novelty, but I would be impressed with anyone that could put this whole bottle down themselves. I am curious if this would be a good beer for cooking as a marinade. But as is it just burns.
11-23-2012 18:24:05 | More by BMMillsy
3.98/5 rDev +30.5%
Cracking open the bottle I get strong chilies (just cracking open the cap). It pours an innocent looking light amber, but the head disintegrates quickly. A big whiff of the nose lets you know you're in for trouble...an the taste is instant heartburn. Upfront fresh picked chilies... it's really remarkable how pungent it is. I did not expect this much heat from a beer, maybe I should have chilled it first! The mouthfeel is intensely hot with a subtle smokiness in the aftertaste followed by damage control mouth watering...a small sip is enough.
Totally worth trying if you want to 1) trick a friend 2) poop your pants 3) or pair a beer with indian food...real indian food.
It lived up to the hype about it being the most intense chili beer available, but it's almost completely undrinkable.
05-12-2012 01:59:57 | More by ThePorterSorter
2.38/5 rDev -22%
A- Pours a clear amber color with just a handful of bubbles for head. Head is gone pretty quick and leaves some nice lacing.
S- Wow quite a bit of peppers jumping out at me. Pretty cool smelling, but not really smelling like a beer either. Different but cool at the same time.
T- Again wow this dude is pretty hot. I'm not really surprised but finding this very odd to drink as a brew. More like drinking a hot sauce than a beer.
M- Medium in body and low carbonation.
O- Pretty cool since it has the ghost chili in it and seeing the guy from Man vs Food almost kill himself eating them. I drink just a bit of this one and my stomach felt it. I'd say this one would be really hard to drink.
07-31-2011 07:44:30 | More by nrbw23
1.83/5 rDev -40%
Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint
A- pours a straw yellow with a two finger white head that quickly fades away. Bubbles everywhere throughout the beer
S- well...it's a chile beer alright. Very smoky, spicy aroma
T- my mouth is on fire. Literally, on fire. I cannot feel anything at all. Holy crap.
M- light bodied
O- no. No. No. God no.
07-19-2012 03:15:31 | More by bigfnjoe
2.95/5 rDev -3.3%
12oz bottle. Pours a clear straw gold with a very small white head that quickly goes the a slight collar.
The aroma is a little sweet malt and chili peppers. It's more subdued than expected.
The flavor is a slight touch of sweet malt quickly dominated by chilis with a big burn at the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very low carbonation.
Overall, it's a completely one dimensional beer - it's all about the heat and the chilis. But it's definitely the hottest beer I've had. It's not as bad a ghost pepper sauces I've had though.
06-10-2011 00:38:55 | More by Beaver13
3.56/5 rDev +16.7%
A: Pours a deep, murky apple cider color with a fizzy soda-like head that dies quick.
S: A rich, smoky pepper aroma. Chipotle salsa is what came to mind here the most. Definitely doesn't smell like something you want to mess around with.
T: Opens on the mild side- sweet and smooth with mostly honey and grain coming through. Then there's a gradual build of smoky hot fire that kind of just keeps building and building. I've had ghost pepper hot sauce before, and this never comes close to that kind of heat. But as far as beers go, this is by far the hottest I've had. Not a lot of flavor in this beer, but if hot is what you're looking for, pull up a chair.
07-15-2013 01:32:19 | More by notchucknorris
2.83/5 rDev -7.2%
A gimmick beer. Better than Eds Cave Creek because the beer part is better. Instead of a lame pepper juice taste, this one provides a full-bore hot pepper experience. If you like this sort of thing, the beer is well crafted. For me, this is too much hot pepper, not enough beer.
Pours a hazy apple cider color with a fizzy white head that dies fast with no lacing. Aroma is rich, pungent hot peppers, not much in the way of beer smell.
Taste is a mild ale until the hot pepper kicks in. The effect is not an undrinkable blast but rather a slow destruction of the taste buds. If you are into this sort of thing, you could call this a slow sipper. As someone looking forward to a Father's Day BBQ after drinking this, I was more concerned about tasting my food later on than finishing this beer.
Mouthfeel is a blast of hot peppers on top of a mild ale.
Overall, for me - a drain pour. For someone that likes this sort of thing, it is worthy of finishing. Not a poorly crafted drink, just not something I would want to experience beyond about a 2-3 oz sample.
06-16-2013 21:41:00 | More by JayQue
2.25/5 rDev -26.2%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.
A: Pours a somewhat hazy yellow color with a bit of carbonation and only a minimal white head.
S: Musty hot peppers, hot sauce. Maybe a little black peppery.
T: Hot pepper sauce...and that's about it.
M: I think this is a fairly light mouthfeel, but I'm in such a hurry to not have this beer linger in my mouth it's difficult to tell. Ditto for any idea of alcohol presence.
O: As positive as I can be...this could be a nice flavor for salsa, or marinade. But there's no way it belongs in a beer. I like spicy food, and would consider using it for my next batch of beer brats. After reading about it, I didn't go into this beer with high expectations, to say the least. And it disappointed. Drain pour.
08-15-2012 17:42:43 | More by macrosmatic
3.28/5 rDev +7.5%
12 oz twist off.
It pours a slightly hazy gold with a fizzy white head that recedes with no lacing.
The smell is nice, I guess quintessential for a CHILE BEER. Nice fresh pepper aromas. Lots of Jalepeno and Anaheim with spicy hints of habrenero. It even has a dried characteristic, not sure how many of the peppers in here were fresh or dried. It doesn't really make you sneeze or anything. Not much hops or malt in the smell.
The flavor is mildly malty but mostly dominated by peppery heat. It isn't mindblowingly hot but pretty blunt, mainly just hot. There is some pepper flavor but it isn't savory nor sweet, just vegetal. I think maybe adding some smoked malts and salt or a good bit of malt it might have more character. But it does highlight the heat aspect.
The mouthfeel is medium carbonated with a spicy aftertaste.
Overall not bad with a great smell but the flavor could be better.
04-27-2012 03:18:34 | More by crossovert
3.1/5 rDev +1.6%
Poured into a tulip glass. No head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The smell was of fire roasted chili peppers.
Well, it's a chili beer... so it's HOT through and through. In fact that's the only flavor to come through: the pepper heat.
It has a crisp texture with low carbonation.
It bordered on painful to drink but I could still finish the 12 oz bottle.
06-02-2013 15:29:20 | More by Fatehunter
Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.